20 May Evade Health Risks with Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
You can evade a lot of health risks by having your carpet and upholstery cleaned regularly.
Every home can benefit from floor carpets. It can enhance the visual appeal of floors and give the space an overall ambiance of coziness. For homeowners considering the carpets or rugs, it is important to remember that carpet and upholstery cleaning goes beyond being an aesthetic and luxury benefit. Maintaining clean carpets and upholstery is important to evade usual health hazards associated with carpets, such as:
- Asthma and Other Respiratory Diseases: While asthma can have a genetic origin, it can be triggered by a host of environmental factors. Dirty carpets are common triggers, because they can catch air-borne pathogens that can rapidly reproduce once they have landed in the damp carpets. Damp carpets make perfect breeding grounds for mites, bacteria, fungi (like molds) and many other harmful microorganisms.
- Allergies: Carpets are traps for dusts, and these are also favorite breeding grounds of mites; both are known triggers for allergies. Household dust consists of a variety of materials – fabric fibers, food particles, pet dander, insect body parts, and mites’ waste products. Dust mite waste has a protein component that can provoke an allergic reaction. These make a carpet a hazard to health, but cleaning your carpets can rid them of these particles and allow your carpet to help filter particles out of the air.
- Other Health Issues Associated with Mycotoxins: Mycotoxins are nasty compounds released by certain kinds of fungi. Since mold-forming fungi love carpets, especially damp ones, you and your family are exposed to these unhealthy substances if the carpet in your home is not properly cleaned or thoroughly dried during DIY cleaning. Children and people with compromised immune system (elderly and those with severe respiratory disorder) are especially predisposed to adverse health risks.
Enjoy the warmth and beauty of a carpet in your home, but don’t compromise your family’s health with health hazards it can trigger. It is practical and smart to have your carpet and upholstery cleaning professionally done.
How often do you need the carpet professionally serviced? Find out from the experts in the neighborhood; call us at Smart Choice Cleaning: 703-455-1440.